BBA in Human Resources

This degree program is ideal for those who are motivated to advance their careers and move up the ranks. Beyond the business courses, curriculum focuses on the principles of compensation and benefits, labor relations, legal concerns and conflict resolution.

Human Resources Program Overview

The Bachelor of Business Administration, Human Resources prepares students for entry-level to middle management opportunities responsible for critical business functions, including employee recruitment and staffing, payroll, benefits and labor relations.

As a student, you will:

  • Focus on the principles of compensation and benefits, labor relations, legal concerns and conflict resolution.
  • Learn what’s required of HR professionals especially in businesses such as employment services, staffing agencies and professional employer organizations.
  • Be qualified for positions as human resource specialists, training and development specialists, compensation and benefits managers, and human resource managers.

Next Session

Summer II (Jun 24, 2024)

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Ways to Learn

Online

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UMass Global’s business programs have multiple degree options and emphases in growing fields including human relations, GIS and data analytics, leadership and more.

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    Admission Requirements

    Applicants for this program must complete the formal application process and submit required documents. Documents required vary based on the number of transferable credits and include:

    0 - 11 TRANSFERABLE CREDITS

    • High school diploma or GED equivalent
    • Official high school transcript indicating the date of graduation

    12 OR MORE TRANSFERABLE CREDITS

    • A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
    • Provide official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended
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    Admissibility and minimum transfer credit awarded will be determined based on the Community College of the Air Force, SMART, AARTS or JST transcripts.

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    Only credits from regionally accredited institutions may be accepted in transfer. Failure to report any previous academic work at another college or university may be considered a violation of academic integrity.

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    BBA Degree Curriculum

    BBA students may specialize in a designated emphasis area or, alternatively, select an individualized set of electives from the following areas of study: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Computer Science, GIS and Data Analytics, Healthcare Administration, Human Resources, Management, Marketing Emphasis, Organizational Leadership, Information Systems Management, Supply Chain Systems and Marketing.
    • Bachelor degrees require students to complete a minimum of 120 semester units which include a combination of General Education requirements and program specific requirements. In the absence of sufficient transfer credit, students may need to take additional general electives to satisfy the 120 total units for the degree which a UMass Global Academic Advisor will help you evaluate.

       

      Code Course Name Credits
      Basic Skills 12
      ENGU103 Writing Communication I: Writing and Rhetoric 3
      ENGU 104 Written Communication II: Writing About Literature 3
      MATU 103 Applied Mathematics 3
      COMU 101 Public Speaking 1 3
      Quantitative reasoning 3
      Oral communication 3
      Breadth Requirements 24
      Humanities Select from 3 different areas: Communications, English, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Liberal Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies 9
      Natural Sciences Select 6 credits 6
      Social Sciences Select from 3 different areas: Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Economics, History, Marketing, Organizational Leadership, Political Science/Legal Studies, Psychology, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology 9
      Liberal Education Foundations 6
      LBSU 302 Information Fluency and Academic Integrity 3
      LBSU 304 Liberal Arts Core Foundations 3
      Total Credits 42
    • Lower-Division Core Requirements

       

      ACCU 201 Principles of Accounting I

      3

      ACCU 202 Principles of Accounting II

      3

      CSCU 200 Introduction to Computers and Data Processing

      3

      ECNU 201 Principles of Macroeconomics

      3

      ECNU 202 Principles of Microeconomics

      3

      MATU 203 Introduction to Statistics

      3

      Lower-Division Core Requirements Subtotal

      18

      Upper-Division Core Requirements

       

      COMU 410 Organizational Communication

      3

      FINU 305 Business Finance

      3

      MGTU 301 Principles of Management

      3

      MGTU 310 Legal Environment of Business

      3

      MGTU 400 Global Environment of Business

      3

      MGTU 315 Operations Management

      3

      MKTU 301 Principles of Marketing

      3

      MGTU 410 Strategic Management *

      3

      Upper-Division Core Requirements

      24

      Total Core Requirements 42
    • HRCU 406  Legal Issues in Human Resources

      3

      HRCU 445  Human Resource Studies

      3

      Select two from the following:

      6

           HRCU 350  Compensation and Benefits  
      HRCU 351
       Workforce Planning and Employment

       

          HRCU 352  Labor Relations  
      HRCU 353
       Performance Improvement

       

          HRCU 415  Becoming and HR Strategist  
      HRCU 430
       Conflict Resolution

       

         OLCU 350  Leadership and Professional Ethics  
      Total Credits

      12

    From the moment I applied, my admissions counselor was such a huge support.
    Alison C.
    BBA in Human Resources
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    The flexibility is 100% my favorite thing. There are no deadlines. It means that if something does get in the way I don't get stressed about that.
    Colin G.
    BBA, Management and Organizational Leadership (MyPath)
    My desire to go back to school was personal. Both my mom and dad graduated from high school, and I’m the first in my family to go on for my college education. I want to be a positive role model for my children. I can do all three – work, family and school; I didn’t have to choose.
    Brandy C.
    MBA

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Browse through frequently asked questions about business and related degree programs.

    What is a business administration degree?

    A business administration degree provides the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in nearly any industry. Graduates can work in health care, technology, finance, government and even education. Most institutions offer undergraduate and graduate-level business degrees in a variety of specializations and some even extend to the doctoral level. Explore UMass Global’s full range of business programs.

    How long does it take to get a business degree?

    A traditional bachelor’s in business can take up to four years, and an MBA up to three.

    What careers can you get with a business degree?

    With a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, you can explore diverse career paths. Some common career options include:
    • Business Analyst: Analyzing data, identifying trends, and making informed business recommendations.
    • Marketing Manager: Planning and executing marketing strategies to promote products or services.
    • Human Resources Manager: Overseeing employee recruitment, training, performance management, and organizational development.
    • Financial Analyst: Evaluating financial data, conducting investment research, and providing financial guidance.
    • Operations Manager: Optimizing processes, managing resources, and ensuring efficient business operations.

    Please note that these are just a few examples, and the possibilities are vast. The specific career path you choose may depend on your interests, specialization, and additional qualifications you may acquire. Discover more paths with our resource 5 Types of online business degrees and corresponding careers.


    What do you learn in a business degree?

    A Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree provides students with a solid foundation in various aspects of business and management. You will gain knowledge and skills in areas such as finance, marketing, human resources, operations, entrepreneurship, and strategic management. The curriculum is designed to develop well-rounded business professionals who can understand and navigate the complexities of the business world. Students can also align their program with their career goals by specializing in a certain area. Find a business program that fits your career goals.

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